Of the numerous legendary Chicago club nights, Atmospheric Audio Chair set radically different standards than its house and techno counterparts. AAC developed a dwelling for lovers of ambient fare, from Aphex to Fila Brazilia, and proved successful enough to boast the regular attendance of downtempo tastemaker Mixmaster Morris. Founding DJs Miles Maeda, Josh Werner and Tom Pazen, who have become noteworthy staples and stars of Chicago’s club scene, will be dusting off the Chair like it’s the mid-nineties all over again. Whether it’s the classic breakbeat and filter-sweep ambience of yore, or the crackle, snap, bassline of today’s offerings, this is one reunion for which I’ll check the “Yes, I will attend” box. (John Alex Colón)
September 24 at Smart Bar.